Paul & Karen Fels graduate CERT Training on December 9, 2003 at ceremonies held at the
Bergen County Department of Public Safety in Mahwah, NJ.
Additonal Heights graduates include Julianna Ferenczi. David Sireci and Kenneth L.
|Following a major disaster, first
responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for
these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages
will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a
moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to
meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.
Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three
killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic
medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous
volunteers to be effective.
The CERT training for community groups is usually delivered in 2 1/2 hour sessions, one
evening a week over a 7 week period.
information about Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).